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them. [laughter] >> but you mentioned oil and natural gas. >> yeah, let's take energy, let's just take the energy sector because it's an example where you already have ferc, and it has its regulatory authorities, some of which already touch on cyber. so when we do a deep dive, we're looking at, well, what's already happening in that particular sector. do the -- >> and do you look at, too, if it's any good? >> absolutely. have we actually done what we need to do -- >> yeah. >> -- to make sure the sector is as secure as possible. >> um, and do you think that this -- first of all, i want to qualify, is it going to be a new executive order or an expansion on directives that have already been put into place? >> again, i don't want to go into too much detail here, but i would say it is in the format of a new order. >> okay, okay. and are you still hopeful about legislation in the long term too? >> i think we have to. as i said, the executive can only do so much. legislation does need to be addressed. i think one of the benefits of the debate in congress this past spring and summer was, i mea
to the election of president obama and the real energy he brought on the campaign trail in 2008, to the question of transparency and the kind of good government i think we all envisioned. from my perspective, from about 2010, that energy at kind of dissipated. a lot of efforts have gone toward a lot of things, and we weren't seeing that sort of dramatic transformation that a lot of us can visualize. we can imagine knowing what the power of data is but it wasn't happening very much. and that caused me to do some work that i will describe your that results in some grades that i will talk about. grading is a cruel art but it sometimes is necessary art how we communicate things. what he did is i looked at the problem of sort of lacking transparency efforts around 2010, and it looked to me like maybe the transparency community have not communicated well enough to the government side. what it was we wanted. a lot of efforts have gone up if it didn't have a direction, didn't have a destination. and so i sat down with some technical people, i'm a lawyer so i have to go back and learn about how these com
.s./china cooperation in clean energy, an overview of the difficulties both countries face in developing solar, wind and other alternative energy industries and the potential room for cooperation. last innovate, finally -- november, finally, henry participated in another one of our national conversations entitled afghanistan: is there a regional end game. the back story on this is interesting. he resisted when he learned that we had organized a brilliant panel of scholars and reporters to comment on his remarks. we hadn't cleared the names with him, he didn't know all the people, and he was not happy. but he gave brief remarks just as he will today, and then he was warmly greeted by our own distinguished scholar, robin wright, and the rest is obvious. some days later i heard from him as follows in his gravelly voice: sometimes i know i can be a pain in the -- dot, dot, dot. so this time it was much easier to convince henry to show up, and we did let him know who the panelists were in advance. he approved of you all. [laughter] so join me in welcoming a legendary statesman, my defense policy seat mat
energy lunatic who's trying to take your job. and the result is, more money actually didn't feed into a larger narrative in a way that i think the romney campaign would have preferred. the second thing that the super pac money is less effective now is that under fec rules, or fcc rules, super pacs campaigns are able to get the lowest available rates for the advertising on television advertising right now, right before an election. super pacs are not able to do that. super pacs in the same market are spending far more, sometimes twice or three times as much in the campaign is to get the same money. the third reason i think that you are seeing super pacs been less effective now than they were early on is that in just the last month or two, obama because we're getting close to the election, paying more attention to it because we have the conventions, are waking up and giving more money in small dollars in that we don't really sleep happening in the super pacs. at least not yet. made a bunch of people come at the last minute with $10 million checks but we haven't really seen it. the
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